Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Horizon 2020 project 'SDHp2m – solar district heating … from policy to market' and the Intelligent Energy precursor projects 'SDHtake-off' and 'SDHplus'. These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
SmartReFlex – Guide for regional authorities published
Within the SmartReFlex project a guide for regional authorities in Europe was produced. It gives recommendations on creating, organising and managing a process for the introduction to market of district heating & cooling (DHC) systems with a high percentage of renewable energy sources (RES).
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Construction started: new SDH plant in Rhineland-Palatinate
The district heating net in construction will supply the villages of Neuerkirch and Külz with renewable heat from a 1500 m² solar thermal plant combined with biomass boilers.
SmartReFlex - Kick-off workshop in Baden-Württemberg
On 2nd July 2015 the kick-off workshop for the task force ‘Baden-Württemberg’ took place at the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.
First Solar District Heating demonstration project in the UK
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change awarded funding to a project aiming at designing and building a large-scale solar thermal plant combined with a heat pump to supply one of the country’s largest district heating systems.
Solar district heating in Italy is finally reality
The first Italian DH utility that decided to invest in a SDH plant is Varese Risorse, the utility of Varese, a 80 000 inhabitants town about 60 km from Milano. The plant is in operation since 20 May 2015.
Solar thermal plants in the megawatt range for district heating
Large-scale solar thermal plants up to 100 megawatts are growing into competitive and environmentally friendly heat supply systems for district heating. About 160 experts and market actors from 20 countries met at the 3rd International Solar District Heating Conference on 17th and 18th of June in the French city of Toulouse, to exchange about new developments and market strategies.
SmartReFlex – First task force activities in Italy and Spain
The SmartReFlex project aims at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling (DHC) systems, basing on high shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in European cities.
3rd International Solar District Heating Conference: Save the date !
The third edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 17 and 18 June 2015 in Toulouse, France.
International Workshop on Solar District Heating in Italy
With about 40 participants, the 25th November workshop in Milano showed how important is the role of energy urban planning for sustainable cities. Engineers, planners and consultants from industries, research centres and local administrations had the chance to see that solar district heating has a long successful history in northern Europe and it is now moving towards south.
South Korean R&D project focuses on the first solar district heating system with seasonal heat storage
The plant with 2000 m2 of solar collectors and a large heat storage of 5000 m3 will be part of an innovative energy supply system to an eco-friendly energy district in the South Korean Jincheon-gun province. The project is led and promoted by researchers of the Korea Institute of Energy Research KIER.
Save the date: The 4th SDH Conference takes place on 21 and 22 September 2016 in Billund, Denmark!
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Discover other european RTD and policy projects related to solar district heating:
e.g. the FP7 demonstration project Sunstore 4
or IEE projects UrbanSolPlus, UP-RES and more